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"...humor raised to the abstract." (The New York Times)
Steve Martin was fine.. It is his book
Only a few part were funny other wise not worth it
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I absolutely enjoyed this book. I got it based on the "Dear Amanda" clip in my Audible library. The book is well narrated! though some of the topics werent fall off your seat funny It was still enjoyable
The title says it all. Not only is it 'pure drivel' it is boring and uninteresting. Even Steve Martin's delivery as narrator can't overcome the fact that the book lacks substance and yes, even humour. There are very few books I give up on part way through but this was one of them. I stayed with it through the first half hoping it would get better but by then I was out of patience and perseverance.
I really like Steve Martin which is why I chose this book, however I soon felt that I was in grade school. I should have taken the title literally. For me his humor must be seen and not just heard. It just didn't translate.
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His performance appeared to be forced, although given the book, I'm not sure anyone else could have narrated it any better.
I gave him the benefit of one extra point because he really is a brilliant comedian.
I was disappointed. I have always loved Steve Martin. This truly WAS drivel.
The 5 minute "first listen" was the only high spot in the whole book.
It's just what the name says: pure drivel Steve Martin is well Steve Martin. I liked the first
story the best. I liked the whole book. ALL OF IT. I love SM. He has my initals.
no But since I've heard this one I will buy more.
I loved it all
I am so glad I joined audio bbooks and have decided to keep it
This book was pointless, didn't even begin to be funny, and was a complete waste of time. This the worst book I have ever read or listened to. Don't make the same mistake I made in thinking that if it is Steve Martin, it has to be funny.
Dry, delectable humor.
Steve Martin is every character, to me. He is the strong studs and the bullish men, the clever coppers and the wily women, the lug, the lush, the lovers. They are all Steve and they are all wonderful.
This is my first experience listening to Steve Martin read a book, but unless you are born under a heavy rock with molten lava poured on top you've seen him perform on SNL, or elsewhere. As always, he's brilliant!
Pure Drivel is pure entertainment
Do yourself a favor and download this audio book today!
Because thats what it was .
Not easy so many were in it .. But the Dear Amanda letter was good and you could picture it =)
Oh yes I enjoy him so much ... his dialog just kept me listening
Silly Antidotes to make us chuckle .....
It was to short for me !!!
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